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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A new bike

My old bike got stolen a few weeks ago (even though it had the baby seat on it, harrumph!). It was a rusty Schwinn that I'd had for five years, and I figured it was now finally time to get a grown-up bike.

After researching online, I decided to get one of the PUBLIC bikes, which are incredible Dutch-inspired city bikes made in San Francisco. The best part is, they mail the bike right to your door, and you just have to put the final pieces together (they send you tools and easy instructions). I'm thrilled with the bike, which is cute, comfy and smooth to ride.

The models, above, look gorgeous, and here's me, below, during a recent date night with Alex. (We rode to Brooklyn for dinner.)
Riding in Manhattan...
Over the Brooklyn Bridge...
Fast...
But not as fast as Alex.

Do you have a bike? Which kind? I'd recommend a PUBLIC bike if you are in the market!

175 comments:

Turbo said...

Nice wheels! Are you going to hit up Summer Streets this weekend?

Paislea Elyse said...

awe - i love your bike! and how cute do you look on it, too!??!

i got a bike and my boyfriend and i go riding sometimes. it would be fun to take pictures!!

happy wednesday!!

allister bee blog

caryn the designer said...

Yay! My husband and I both have Public bikes and love them! Mine is the same colors as yours too! Public bikes and accessories are awesome!

Lara {simply irresistible blog} said...

You look like a model in these pictures! So adorable. That bike is a great find - love the white!

Nicole said...

Thank you for including the link to the helmet. Now for more photos of fashionable ladies riding while wearing their helmets!

caroline duke said...

lucky! i'm saving up for one myself... and you're every bit as gorgeous as those models. now i'm certain i want one!

i also want to add bike-riding across the brooklyn bridge to my to-do list. it looks magical!

amber, theambershow said...

Madame, where is your helmet?! I know how crazy DUMBO traffic is!

Joanna Goddard said...

oooh i forgot about summer streets -- YES! thanks, jake!!

Ylenia said...

I love riding bicycles! this new bike of your looks really cool. I do not know its brand but for sure it will be a nice bike to ride in NY!!!

xxx Ylenia | Longuette

Joanna Goddard said...

i know, i know, i have a helmet but take it off for photos bc it makes my head look huge and i am vain. next time i will include a photo with the helmet, i promise!! :)

Ana Magdalena said...

I borrowed my manager's bike last year and was told I could keep it :) it's a pretty old bike, I would love to up grade soon.

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

When I was a city-slicker, I rode bikes everywhere and started collecting them, so I have a pre-war men's black Schwinn (a kid I went to grad school with it would always sing the Wicked Witch of the West theme when he saw me on it!), a girl's metallic teal 1950s Schwinn (has originaly light, asket, fenders, rack and all), and a royal blue Ross bike from the 70s I restored (a rare bike. Ross was a motorcycle part manufacturer that dabbled in bikes for a handful of years in the 70s). Now I live in the country and don't ride as much, though I should get back into it, especially since my 2yo daughter loves to ride her Radio Flyer trike everywhere!

wildchild said...

ooh fancy new bike! it's so cute. so so are your little bike dates with alex. enjoy!

Clio said...

Wow I love it! I have an ancient old rickety one that looks a lot like yours but probably doesn't run as smooth! I've been lusting over public bikes for months but I can't bear to part with my old love :)

Vanessa said...

Aww we have the exact same bike! I am obsessed with mine--and, by extension, yours :) I'd love to get a basket but I think I'll go with some cute panniers instead.

Anyway, enjoy! Better lock that baby (the bike, not an actual human) up.

whatnomints said...

I have a Schwinn High Sierra from the mid-80s - Picked it up at a garage sale for $10 in mint condition!! I've upgraded the tires since the original white-walls gave out, but I love it all the same :) It's a great cruiser - Love your new wheels, thanks for sharing!!

Liz said...

My husband and I just moved to Amsterdam and we are SUPER excited to get bikes and immerse ourselves in the awesome bike culture here! Although, everyone recommends you don't spend more than 50 euros on a bike (and then spend 100 euros on the lock!!!) :)

Keren, rhymes w/ Heron said...

I have a neon green, vintage ladies racing Schwinn from 1977! I also LOVE biking in NYC, Tribeca/Greenwich Village is still my favorite place to bike, regardless of the cobblestones. The side streets make me feel like I am in old-timely, turn of the century London!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous bicycle!!! I've been on the fence about purchasing a Linus Dutchi 3, but will now be forced to consider the beautiful Public line that you've just introduced me to! Either brand, I LOVE the cream color.

A Merry Mishap said...

Congrats, I love it!

maggie, mama said...

Gorgeous! I heart Public Bikes. ;) What bike seat are you using for sweet Toby? I'm in the market but can't decide between a front or rear one...

Jillian said...

Oh, I just bought a public too and I LOVE it!! It's such a nice ride, and perfect for my commute to work in Minneapolis. It doesn't hurt that I get compliments on the style (esp. the stripes) every time I'm out and about on it :)
Here's mine (the white one): http://publicbikes.com/p/PUBLIC-V7

Kendall Marie said...

cute bike! my husband is a bike builder so we are all about bikes!

MEGGY said...

OMG! I love your new ride! I snagged up a similar style 1970's Raleigh road bike on Craigslist for $75 in amazing condition!

Diana Mieczan said...

I adore your new bike!! I totally want a new one as well. Btw: How adorable are your ballerina flats! They give such a sweet pop of colour to your outfit. Love! Kisses

mary shouvlin said...

Adore this bike (love Public bikes!), I was actually looking at the same one!

Looks like a wonderful date!! xo

Kristina Larson said...

I started biking to work a few months ago: http://thepocketchronicles.blogspot.com/2011/05/so-long-rat-race.html It adds an extra hour to my morning (including time to freshen up once I arrive) but it's totally worth it. I like how biking gets my day off to a slow, thoughtful start.

I still use the Trek hybrid I bought when I was 13. I mowed lawn all summer to earn it! It still works like a charm. I learned to ride on a giant pink banana seat bike...wish I still had it!

Becca said...

Beyond jealous! I've been coveting a Public bike all summer, and I think it's time I finally took the plunge. I love the M8 in powder blue!

Becca

Joanna Goddard said...

liz, that is awesome!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have a Public bike too. It's orange and awesome!

nicole said...

I love this! I'm sorry your old bike got stolen. But you definitely got an upgrade! ENJOY!!! (You look adorable!)

I don't own a bike (yet), but... is it common for people to name their bikes? Just curious. My friend has a green bike named Kermit a.k.a. Kermie. Does your bike have a name? xo.

HeRo said...

I was just looking at Public bikes this morning before I saw your post; you got the exact one I want!

Love them, but the problem with bikes (especially in the city) is they are always getting stolen :(

Every bike I've ever owned has been stolen and I would be crushed if I paid close to $1000 for one and it got taken by a dirty rotten thief.

So I've stuck w/ my vintage 50's Schwinn with the temperamental delailleur that only cost me $100.

p.s. I have the same helmet in white :)

Smith And Ratliff said...

So sorry to hear your bike was stolen. I usually only have my front wheel taken.

I have a 1963 Raleigh Sports-which is one of my prized possessions. Laura wants me to buy a new bike so she can have my old one. -RS

Jill said...

Love it! Are you going to get a baby seat for this one? Which kind did you have before? We have a BoBike for our 1 year old, but it doesn't fit my bike (so sad). I am looking for a new bike that can handle Seattle's crazy hills!

Chelsea said...

Joanna, you are adorable! I can't wait to live in a city where biking is more feasible. I am just not hard-core enough to bike in 110F next to a hummer. Oh, Houston.

M.P. said...

WHERE ARE YOUR HELMETS?!!
I think biking is awesome but be safe friend!

Amy@OldSweetSong said...

So. Jealous. Can't. Handle. It.

Enjoy your new bike. Maybe your bike will snicker and point at my bike sometime in the West Village.

Anna said...

I adore your blog...

But I just want to know if it`s advertising or just an recommendation or both?
I´m new on reading blogs and would like to get to know the signs...

Thanks!

Joanna Goddard said...

jill, yes! we already have a baby seat--will post about it soon! and haha, nicole, my bike doesn't have a name, but i love the name kermie!!! this would be a great way to use all the other baby names we liked (milo, jude, etc., ha!)

Joanna Goddard said...

anna, this is a heartfelt recommendation :)

Sarah O'Brien said...

that bike is fantastic!

KatieB said...

Oooh, love it! I want to upgrade from my functional but elderly beater bike... but this year's bike budget went to a baby bike trailer, so it will have to wait. The trailer's pretty fun, though!

erica said...

nice bike, i like it in white! they're surprisingly affordable, too, considering the market. i'm so frightened of someone stealing my A.N.T. bike, but i would probably consider a Public if that ever happened.

Not a Richie said...

You are very fortunate to have $1,000 to spend on a bike. Sorry your previous bike got stolen, though - that sucks.

To the non-rich NY bikers out there, I recommend Times Up and Recycle a Bike if you're looking for one. Not only are those places priced for everyday people, but they are also environmentally sound, ie. always recycled and retuned, rather than new.

Ruci said...

Public Bikes are awesome! Whenever i visit Jeremy's in SF, I always stop by their shop there. Have fun!

Christy said...

Just bought a beautiful light blue comfort bike. Got a huge country-style basket for the front. It had awesome whitewall tires, but the day I brought it home and rode it, a sharp piece of metal sliced open the tire:( I had to wait 2 weeks for a Dutch company to approve an order for replacement tires. They finally came, but they are greywall and don't have quite the classic look. I love your bike!!

holtkamp said...

i'm glad you wear a helmet! (even if it's not in the pictures)

Mariela said...

Love your bike,have a nice day!.

Anna said...

Great bike! Looks like so much fun. I love riding in the country, but haven't yet worked up the nerve to contend with city drivers.

Laura said...

Omg! I just wished and pinned this bike yesterday! Are you able to get a lot of speed on it? I have kind of a 3 speed beach cruiser (actually, this: http://www.manhattancruisers.com/10_green_l.htm)
and I love it, but i'd really like more speed for getting around the city.

Unknown said...

Hi Joanna
What is the black bar attached to your stem in the fourth photo? I've been staring at it trying to figure out what it could be.
Thanks
Sarah

chanel said...

My oh my! The models do look gorgeous but so do you!!! I love your new bike. Being that I live in Southern California and really only ride my bike for relaxing jaunts around town or by the beach, I have a yellow strand cruiser. It's perfect for what I need but I've been thinking about having it repainted. Enjoy your new ride!

bywayofney.blogspot.com

Spokesgirl said...

Very cool!

Ahhhh, I miss my bikes. I'm 35 weeks pregnant and I miss riding my bikes (yes plural - I'm a bike nerd) more than sushi or alcohol.

Is that black bar part of the baby seat contraption? How soon did you start riding with Toby?

Cathy said...

Love it! Who needs a car with those wheels???
Have fun! ;)
http://www.cathykhayes.blogspot.com

Ida said...

I have a Taarnby bike, which I bought when I started university 4 years ago. I really love it and depend on it completely for all transportation, but it makes me feel independent because I don't need to check the busses' timetables or where they stop - my bike will get me anywhere at any time :)

Anonymous said...

Helmet!!!

Glenda said...

I have a Schwinn Legacy Red/white :) I got it last summer. I rode bike during my second pregnancy up until the day before I gave birth and rode with my oldest in his baby seat (for fun) not as my means of transportation.

B. in the Know said...

I love the new bike! It is so cute. I am currently on the hunt for a new bike due to mine being stolen (nature of living in the city), and I really am loving ones similar to yours.
Much love,
B

Kimberley said...

Joanna, You should make sure your bike is covered under your renters insurance policy or even consider a personal articles policy to protect you from having to buy a new one if [god forbid] this one gets stolen too. It takes 5 minutes and could be a lifesaver. I have a lot of camera gear, etc and I feel so much better toting my stuff around the city knowing it's not the end of the world should someone decide to ruin my day.

myseastory said...

loved this post, so jealous!

Shoe.Gal said...

I feel off a bike 2 years ago. 20 stitches later I still have not gotten on one since. I have been toying with the idea of buying one, but I would want one exactly like this...basket and all. Even though I do not live in a very cyclist friendly city, not am I very good at it I think it would be a great alternative to driving for short trips.

Anonymous said...

Hello! I really love the look of your bike but think it is incredible that you bought a bike without trying to ride it first!! In Germany that is the most important thing! How it feels to ride it in comparison to others.Did you never get to try? Just curious! Katharina

Reyna @fashionmist♥ said...

Love your bike! And it looks so wonderful to ride around Manhattan. Would love to do that! xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo

The second one from the top (if I am correct) is in Bath England and is not a public pool. It is part of the Thermae Spa and Baths. http://www.thermaebathspa.com/

I know this because my husband and I had our wedding in England and had all our guests booked in to the spa for a day of massages and floating around in the 2 huge thermal baths that they have.

This is on the top floor of the building and has the most incredible view over the old city! It is truly an incredible spa for anyone visiting Bath!

x
TL

Snappy Di said...

helmet please my lovely girl... helmet. the bike looks awesome though!

Judy said...

I love Public bikes, but I thought you had a Linus (from what I saw in the skirt/dress post.)

Nicole said...

love.bike.rides.period.

Allison said...

beautiful bike! mine's a 1962 schwinn debutante... it's super super heavy and clumsy to ride, but i love the old girl ;). found her on the side of the road in northern arizona while on an adventure with my grandpa, and that also turned out to be the day i met my now-boyfriend! lots of good memories attached to that rusty old pink bike <3 it even has an old liscence plate on it from when you had to liscence your bike -- like a car! and a shoelace tied around the handlebars.. i wonder whose it was?

Jayda said...

Beautiful bike! Exactly the kind I'm looking for, thanks!

Michelle said...

Lovely bike, please wear a helmet!! :)

Jackie Welling said...

Oh man I'm still riding a Schwinn with a cracked seat and rusted paint, this looks fantastic! Maybe I can pay someone to steal my bike...

ClassyCleverChic

Joanna Goddard said...

judy, good eye! :) my husband has a linus. xo

Joanna Goddard said...

yes, Katharina, i was wondering if i should ride it before getting it -- but in the end, i had read so many great things about PUBLIC bikes that i figured i'd go ahead and go for it. and they do ride so well and smoothly, thankfully! xo

outsmartener said...

beautiful bike!!
thanks for the recommendation!

Mornings with Milo said...

What a beauty! Man I don't know what we'd do without our bikes! We have the ibert baby seat and are major fans, Milo loves LOVES our bikerides. Awesome :)

rerwin said...

i have a folding citizen 'barcelona' bike (http://www.citizenbike.com/catalog.asp?product_category_id=1&product_id=22) and LOVE it.

it kind of looks like a mini, folding version of yours!

Natalie said...

Eye-candy-bike. Looks like your cold vanished right away :) happy days!

Jo, i got a question, can you switch speeds on this bike, & how many is there?
Many thanks for sharing!

Bridget said...

Oh sooo jealous. I would love what I refer to as a 'bike with a basket'. I even wrote a post on it a few months ago - my boyfriend is ridiculously into mountain biking {and wants me to go too!} whereas I just want to pootle about through town looking chic {reality check needed perhaps}

x

Franziska said...

I love! And that shot between your legs looks super dangerous, really! I guess I'm kind of outing myself when I tell you now that I could never ever do this because I have the most magnificent imagination with all kinds of horrible accidents concerning my bike and me. Ugh! ;P

Penelope said...

Greatins from Berlin - the pictures look like "What a wonderful world!" *-*

Kate @ NaturaStride said...

Oh my goodness - my bike was stolen a few weeks ago, too! (I live in Philly) I was so upset. Congrats on the new bike - you look fabulous!

DaniNeves said...

Nice bike! Here in São Paulo, Brazil, where I live, the city´s been prepared for us, riders! (unfortunatly where a little late about it...)
Love mine too.

jacquelyn | lark + linen said...

I just discovered Public bikes yesterday, and I keep dreaming about them! I've been to their site 100 times since just browsing all of the options. One day!

Alison Pearldiver said...

You have the exact bike that I have been drooling all over my keyboard for. I am saving up for the white one also, too bad they don't have that one in the dark green color.

Heba said...

ahhh I miss my bike so much, it was baby blue with a pink basket in the front with a strawberry on it :(

http://girlynote.blogspot.com/

Stu said...

What a beautiful bike, I personally ride a gents "Gazelle 8 speed Toer Populair".

K said...

I fixed up my old Raleigh this year and had so much fun geeking out on paint colors and accessories! See it on my blog here: restored bike

Paige said...

I love your flats! Where did you get those?

Anonymous said...

This bike looks incredibly comfortable. Hope you have a good lock!!!!!

angela said...

nice bike!! good choice! sad that your other one got stolen.

shannon said...

http://fisherbikes.com/bike/model/simple-city-3-stepthru

I have the Gary Fisher Simple City and LOVE it. It is the perfect color of teal and is so comfy to ride. Definitely recommend!

threebirdsblog.wordpress.com

Mary Ruth said...

I love how your shoes match parts of your bike! :)

Did you plan that, missy?!

Carolynn Cecilia said...

Oooo, i likes. I ride a rusty ol' bike from the 70's myself. What kind of lock did you have on the one that was stolen? I ask because I have a U-Lock which I would like to believe is theft proof and since I ride my bike just about everywhere I hope I'm not proven wrong.

omoriala said...

I have a 2009 Trek Women's 1.1 and I absolutely love it! It weighs about 7 lbs. and is great for city commutes. I also have two Wald folding rear baskets for picking up our CSA veggies and doing errands.

My helmet is a Bell made especially for women and it has a hole for a ponytail!

Amanda said...

I have a Sweetpea Boom Boom! It's robin's egg blue, GORGEOUS, and custom-made just for me by the lovely Natalie Ramsland in Portland, OR. I'm a lucky girl.

Hanna said...

I was looking at these when trying to find a new bike, but didn't end up getting it because it was a bit more expensive. I keep looking at the site now wishing I had gotten one! My bike is so big and clunky.

Caroline, No. said...

Ugh, sorry your other one got nicked. Are you able to keep it in your flat? Always my worry about getting a nice bike like that. x

Anonymous said...

I love that comment about the helmet with a hole for a ponytail!

Also, do you have some kind of cover on your shoes?

Christy said...

hi there-- lovely new bike! i'm american but live in leiden (the netherlands) with my 8 month old. we have a baby bike seat we love-- it's the GMG Yepp Mini. it's very sturdy and easy to use-- and looks trendy as well. this new GMG style was released last year--- don't know if they are in the States yet, but if so, would highly recommend.

Sally said...

I bought this same bike a couple weeks ago! It's my personal transportation CLOUD. I'm in love. Not to mention the same BROOKS saddle. Cheers!

Maggie said...

oh how i wish i were tall enough for a regular women's size bike. i recently got a new bike after not having one since i was 10! it's the huffy cranbrook junior size in burgundy: http://www.walmart.com/ip/24-G-Cranbrook-cruiser-comfort-bike-model-54430-burgundy/12509648

yours is sooooo cuteeeee. too cute.

Closet Cravings said...

I've been wanting a Dutch-inspired bike for awhile now. It's on my list of things I want but don't need. Your bike is so cute; I'm completely jealous. =)
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Rojo. Bleu. Púrpura & Vert said...

Oh yes I have a tiny orange folding bike :)
Here's a photo of my Penny (how I have decided to name it). Very economic (100 British Pounds). And easy to commute through trains.

http://chezmushka.blogspot.com/2011_05_01_archive.html

ranu said...

Love it Jo! I've been dying for a public bike, so glad to hear that it's lived up to itself! Love the color you got!

Nicole said...

Those bikes are so adorable!! I would literally buy 2 of them this second (for my boyfriend and I...we're in the market for bikes!) But unfortunately, those are a bit out of our price range...

Do you have any reccommendations for similar bikes at a lower price point?? I'd appreciate any advice you have!!

Thanks :)

frecklesandfences said...

What a sweet bike! And extra points for taking a picture while riding.

Lara said...

Nice new bike! You must be thrilled. I have a 1967 Raleigh Sport that I love to ride around town, and a women's Cannondale Six for hitting the highways and hills.

Jessie said...

I am so envious! I miss riding over the Brooklyn Bridge and Williamsburg I love your bike and I also love your pretty red shoes. :)

M.R. said...

Love your outfit with the pop of red!

Mindofmr.blogspot.com

mary♥cate said...

LOVE that bike! Sorry to hear that your old bike got stolen :( Also, I love the flats you're wearing! xx

Charlotte said...

Ohhh! I love this bike. I have been in search for a new bike for ages... and this just might be the one I get!
x

13bees said...

alex, slow down!

ps. totally getting one of these (in white!) when we move!

marigold said...

The bike looks lovely! I'm no expert, but I would say be careful with those matte bike helmets. A (ballet dancer) friend of mine had a crash in Toronto, and apparently the matte helmet is what made the (career ending) neck injury worse that it should have been. I guess most traditional bike helmets have that glossy sheen so that if your head hits the ground, it will slide and minimize the amount of trauma to your neck. The matte helmets were introduced for aesthetics (and I myself use a skateboard helmet for vanity reasons!), but they're a bit less practical. Anyway, happy riding!

Kerri Lynne said...

So glad you got a helmet, girl! :) And of course, the bike is totally rad.

Catherine Masi said...

Oh! Love it! Very sorry to hear that your other bicycle got swiped (grrrr...), though it looks like you got the sweet end of the deal with this new one. It's a beauty.
I have a plum and cream electra cruiser and now mostly ride my 1980 deep wine and black huffy (huffy!!). She's my buddy, that bicycle.

Emily said...

nice bike!!

Out of curiosity - what kind of baby seat did you have (before it got stolen). I have a 10month old boy who hates strollers but loves his little Alex Bicycle. I think he'd love to have his own little bike seat on my bike or my husbands bike. Did you consider a bike trailer too?

alex said...

what are you talking about? you look beautiful! you bike's awesome(:!

Andrew said...

That is a gorgeous bike! Just want to set the record straight, though... while Public is awesome and checks out their manufacturers regularly, per their FAQ section, they are NOT made in San Francisco, but Taiwan.

Aimee said...

I like your new bike! The color is really nice.

It reminds me a lot of my new bike: http://www.rei.com/product/808786/novara-transfer-bike-2011

Charity said...

i think you are so lucky to be able to ride a bike easily. my home town in Brisbane, Australia, is not bike-friendly at all, at least not where I want to ride! gorgeous bike!

Christian said...

Bike dates are the best!!!

Brodie said...

i am so jealous! i'd love a new bike...and a biking partner haha!

Jane said...

Looks like an awesome date with the hubby. Great bike! Which model is that? Funny bikes seem to be the topic of my day, I was telling a coworker how my teenage Raleigh Racing bike is completely impractical to ride and showing them a bike I liked today from Adeline Adeline that was way over my current budget. Maybe this is an option.

Archiex said...

Love your bike.. Sad to say, I don't know how to ride a bike.. :( But this one is so cute!

More hugs,
Archiex@ Supermodel

wedding dress said...

your bike was stolen you may feel sad, your pictures remind me of my days of the university. the life is so beautiful on my bike.

Botany's Desire said...

My first ride through Central Park and up the hudson river a several years ago was amazing. Love your bike and wish I would have had more time to ride across the Brooklyn Bridge.

MyNameIs said...

Oooh I love Public Bikes! It's really the only website I look at just to look... and salivate. I bought amazing yellow biking heels last summer and get nonstop compliments on them. Also Public has the best customer service - when a heel broke on my shoe they were unbelievably helpful and nice. Now when I see their bikes parked around NY I'm so happy they are getting business (but have major bike envy!). Enjoy your bike and ride safely!

Anonymous said...

I had a horrific biking accident two years ago on my boyfriends bike. The bike was then stolen two days after my accident, so I am quite wary of them. Needless to say you look great Joanna.

Also, I don't think that these posts are advertisements, even if they are I wouldn't mind because so much thought obviously goes into each post that when I shop, I know I am getting a quality product if I saw it on cup of jo. Thank you Joanna for such an amazing blog.

Hugs to you!

Zaheenah said...

This bike is gor-geous Johanna;D Wish I could see a pic of Toby riding with you in the baby sit ;) Enjoy your bike dear, and have fun :)

Inez said...

Hi Joanna,
I'm from Holland, and my boyfriend and I are in love with nostalgic bikes. He makes those leather hand grips himself (with needle and thread). Have a look!

http://www.ericroelen.nl/index.php?/nummer3/3333/

Grt. Inez Dekker - The Netherlands

Wouterra said...

I have a Surly 'Long Haul Trucker' It's a touring bike that's nice and sturdy and I've classed it up a bit with Brooks leather saddle and other accessories. The bike is a real go getter, I own 2 other bikes (a cute orange 70's number and a single speed for racing). I already feel gluttonous for owning as many as I do but I yearn for a girly 'date bike'.

The perfect girly bike for me would be a mixte style frame in gold. Probobally something I restore myself but if money was no issue I would get a custom built bike. Either a Sweetpea (sweetpeabicycles.com) or a Vanilla (vanillabicycles.com) So so pretty!

Ira Tishakova said...

Bike is looking nice and especially color!!!

ELLEN WOONT said...

Really cool bike! I just got a "Sparta Vintage" for bike rides in my new hometown Leiden (the Netherlands). A so-called "oma fiets" in dutch (granny bike)

http://www.sparta.nl/Pics/Dynamic/Collections/2011/Sparta%20Vintage-D-L2.jpg

Y said...

Duh, pure envy from over here:)
Just kidding, its beautiful!

Who the ... steals babyseats... Strange people out there.

By the way your bensimon love unconsciously sunk in and I'm terribly in love now with my own gorgeous pair bensimon sneakers in safran. so thank uuuuu.

http://libelinha-y.blogspot.com/2011/08/style-new-bensimon-sneakers-safran.html

Elissa said...

Very cute! I have a huffy thats a sort of turquoise, I love it, just too bad I can't get the time to ride it these days :/

Fabiana ~ Ciao Newport Beach said...

I just got a mint colored Electra beach cruiser with a white wicker basket and a pink bell (that sound like a doorbell). What freedom you feel on a bike! I'm loving it!!

ciao, Jo!

nickandnoragettingmarried said...

My fiance usually bikes to/from work and has encouraged me in the direction of biking. (The danger of being a bicyclist in a car-heavy city worries me. Amsterdam, please?) But these look lovely and seem to work well as city biked. Will definitely keep in mind if I end up investing.

natalie said...

Good choice! I'm getting the C7 to replace my single speed Flying Pigeon. Good for hills, you say? Yes please! What size did you get?

classiq said...

What a gorgeous bike! It's so perfect for the city.
Ada

Anonymous said...

You look just as pretty as any ol' model. Prettier even. I love your new bike!

-Hawley
http://www.hawleyshoffner.com/

Lorena said...

Hi!I loved it, and wuld like to have one, cause my old bike has been stolen, as yours..=/
BUT I'm from Brazil...do you kwow if they ship to my country?

Ana said...

I also just bought a bike, a "moederfiets" (mamabike) handmade in Holland

http://www.bemibikes.nl/moederfietsen/bsp-moederfietsen/bsp-seine-moederfiets-ivoor-3-v-2011-art-13824.htm

I love it! My baby girl a bit less:)

http://matickimoods.blogspot.com/2011/07/new-bike-for-me-and-karlie.html

and over here, nobody does helmets, not even for babies (but as I am not Dutch myself, I did get one for my baby girl). I love "nutcase" helmets for babies

yours look very cool as well

Chelsea said...

Eeek! I LOVE it! I just bought a vintage Raleigh. Now you make me want a shiny new bike:)

Kelsey said...

I recently got the green version and LOVE it too! They are such classic looking bikes

Susanna Carrillo said...

What size did you get? Love it!

citygirlrides said...

can't wait to get my hands on a set of their wheels, i've been drooling over those long before they started getting so popular! great choice of model by the way, the mixte's my favorite.

Catherine said...

I have a lovely yellow beach cruiser and I love it. See below for pictures.

http://bradfordandcatherine.blogspot.com/2010/06/its-my-birthdayi.html

Darcie said...

That's so exciting! I have never heard of this company, but if I need a new bike I will have to check them out. I have a Specialized hybrid bike that I adore!

Anonymous said...

Taking your helmet off for pictures because it "doesn't look cool" contributes to the idea that helmets aren't cool!!! You know what else isn't cool? Head injuries!!

Anonymous said...

Not to be a total pain, but Public bikes are only designed in SF. They are made in Taiwan.

Vera Elisabeth said...

Love ths bikes! Have fun with it!

gioia said...

Their bikes are awesome, i bought a pair of shoes from them!!

Suzanne said...

It's so funny they call it dutch-inspired. I'm dutch and I have never seen a look a like of your bike :).But I think it's pretty.

Anonymous said...

Helmets are gay. The Dutch don't wear them and the Netherlands is the safest place to cycle. Don't get sucked into the propaganda.

Suzanne said...

I don't agree with you anonymous. We don't have to wear a helmet in the netherlands but people start doing it.I think is a good thing to wear a helmet in NYC when cycling.

Claire Star said...

What a beautiful vintage-y looking bike! And gorgeous photos as well! I know this is unrelated, but I can't help but asking: where are your shoes & shorts from? I've been looking for something very similar to both for ages now!

Barbie // Birds of a Lovely Feather said...

Cute bike. And I love the pic riding over the Brooklyn bridge.

Anonymous said...

Public bikes are very nice. Being cyclist myself and soon to be mom i have a few questions and concerns for you.
We have been looking into getting a baby seat for our bikes, how old was Toby before you started riding your bicycle with him?
My other concern is that you don't show yourself wearing a helmet. Being an ambassador on your blog for biking don't you agree that wearing a helmet
should be the first thing that you let your readers know about. Living in new york city i think its extra important to inform your readers.

Tamara said...

HELMET!!! There is nothing fashionable about being in a coma after bashing your head on the sidewalk. Even a small fall can change a life forever. Be an example for Toby and ALWAYS wear your helmet! I was sad to see you without one ... :-(

hello. said...

sweet looking bike joanna! looks like a ton of fun to have all sorts of adventures in the city.

i have a mountain bike for trail rides + an old 40's airflyte that i ride around in the country. the new missoni bike soon to be available @ target is pretty {i'm kind of eyeballing it} but i'm wondering about the quality.

Kaythi said...

Hi Jo! Love your blog! How heavy do you find bike? There would be some lugging up stairs for me if I got one, so I was just curious about the feel of a 30 lbs bike.

Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

Love your new bike! I just saw a great video on how to lock a bike properly. Really good tips for anti-theft mods. Love this guy, he's a New Yorker. He goes around & "grades" peoples bike locking technique around the city. Too funny. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ryY-qMFLcfo

www.muebles-en-rivas-vaciamadrid.com said...

For my part every person may read this.

SY said...

Hi Jo,
Lovely bike! You've inspired me to start biking, but I'm terrified of biking with our little girl who just turned 1 after reading all the advice against putting a baby on a bike while searching for an infant helmet. Sigh. Is there an infant helmet and seat you'd recommend? I only found the cheapie ones from walmart/amazon but we are thinking of getting the wee ride.

Beatriz Paulina Leburg said...

Oh!! These photos are wonderful! It´s so nice to enjoy a day on a bike, over all when you have a pretty bike like you!

Jessica said...

I just bought a brand new bike! I'm very excited about it! As a university student, it was quite an extravagent purchase, but I'm so excited to get riding! Mine was a Merida juliet 77, and it's a proper road bike, so it's time for me to get really fit! Bikes are great!x

A New Bike said...

Love it. There is something about a new bike that can make just about any day a little brighter.

A New Bike said...

I do have a question though, there are a million bikes in these shots, which one is your full-timer?

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Harry and Harriette. said...

Hello, my name is Eleanore. I have a few Vintage Style bicycles at home, which I absolutely adore. I am currently in the process of restoring them (eg. Powder Coating the bikes, painting) and getting all the rust off through a method called sandblasting.

I am wondering what is the brand of your beautiful leather seat?

Thank you, Eleanore. You can contact me on eleanor.colenso@gmail.com

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Luiza Ionescu said...

I live in Denmark so a bike is a must-have :D

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